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The Rex Hotel

2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   194 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z1, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #31 of 120 Toronto B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited Toronto from Chicago. This was my first time to this great city. Glad I chose the Rex. Staff is wonderful, food really good, jazz is awesome. The hotel itself is in the Entertainment District. So much to do on Queen Street. Subway stop a block a way. Easy walking distance to CN Tower, Amsterdam Brewery and other great places.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were friendly, the hotel was clean and the location was top. We had a complimentary breakfast of toast and was only $5 for a cooked breakfast. The only problem was the noise on a night time. Our room was directly above the showing area, but we were so tired from the day trips it did not affect us.... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to Toronto from St. Catharines looking for a decently-priced place to stay for a night, within walking distance to the Sony Centre (for a Nick Cave concert, which was amazing) and stumbled upon the Rex. I took note of a couple negative reviews, but ended up booking anyways - and I have no regrets. The room is straight-forward... More

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Cambridge, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rex Hotel is one of Toronto's Jazz hot spots. Arrive early. take in two shows, enjoy the a. atmosphere, the music and the food. The music can be fabulous. The food is good but not anything special and the drinks served with style. The rooms are small, clean, and quite. The Rex is an older building and has its... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The mixed reviews are because although billed as a hotel (and charged to reflect that) this is more half hostel, half hotel, which has clearly developed as a secondary project from the main focus, the jazz bar. The accommodation is a bit shabby and the rooms are very cramped for two people sharing, smaller than you'd get at a hotel... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I am surprised and confused about all the excellent reviews, this hotel is basically a hostel and is in no way worth the money charged. The room was not very clean and far too small for two people, and it was also very noisy due to the bar downstairs. We decided to move on to a much nicer quality of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We stayed this past Saturday (6/28) and were delighted by the modern room and very friendly and helpful staff. We called early to see if we could check in several hours earlier than the 2pm policy stated on their website and had no trouble. Other reviews complain about this being a hostel and while it does have some rooms without... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This hotel is not worth the money they are charging. You check in at the bar downstairs; the carpet is worn and dirty; paint is chipped or spackeled all over the rooms, no cleaning service; no closet (just a few hangers hanging from a hook); toast for breakfast, and I was so scared to lay on the bed. If they... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is the 3rd year we have visited The Rex for meals and entertainment. Not stayed overnight, but can recommend it for breakfast, dinner and for entertainment. They really have some great jazz bands playing there, plus the staff are very helpful and friendly. Good location.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Friendliest people you'll ever meet!!!Quaint hotel on Queen St West. Staff is very knowledgeable about local attractions and best bars to check out. Great food. Great tunes. The only "downside" is that the single room is very small but if you're traveling alone like I did and don't need much it's just enough room. Would definitely stay here again!

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Address: 194 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z1, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Rex Hotel 2.5*
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In the heart of Toronto's Queen Street Entertainment District, The Rex Hotel is a true boutique hotel experience. Compact, modern and tidy, our rooms cater to today's current business or pleasure traveler on a short visit to the downtown core.The newly renovated rooms include ensuite washrooms, individually controlled heating/air conditioning units, flat screen television and cable, wireless internet access, and one double pillow-top bed. ... more   less 
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